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Posted: 12/6/2001 7:31:08 AM EDT
Anyone have any recommendations on good books about military rifles?
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 7:35:11 AM EDT
Scot Duff, author of good books, check Amazon.com. Jeff Cooper also. Mike
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 7:41:15 AM EDT
You might like JANE'S Guns Recognition guide it features all the military rifles, pistols, revolvers, machineguns, and sub-machineguns in action today, sure you can find it at amazon, etc. -roger
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 7:41:25 AM EDT
look at www.tapco.com's books section, sometimes they have some good reads
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 7:45:50 AM EDT
sorry, should have checked, amazon does not have it but the publisher does for 22.50 (512 pages) http://www.harpercollins.com/catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0004724534
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 10:41:04 PM EDT
W.H.B. Smith’s “Book of Rifles" and “Small Arms of the World” are classics. Don’t know if they’re still in print.
Link Posted: 12/7/2001 3:45:44 PM EDT
Ordnance Went up Front, (?). Very Good overveiw of WW2 and previous small arms from a user's veiwpoint. This is an excellent starting point. Anything by Brophy. Limited to US small arms (Springfield, Krag, Marlin) Anything by Collector Grade Publications for what ever turns you on. The parts catalogs put out by Numrich Arms, Gun Parts, and that huge 2 volume set put out by ?. Cruise the Used book stores on the net as well - I use Abebooks.com, and often find good books cheap.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 5:22:42 PM EDT
Depending on how deep you wish to delve into minutiae, I would recommend: The complete guide to the M1 Garand & M1 Carbine----- Bruce N. Canfield The complete guide to the M-14 rifle----- again by Canfield Really interesting stuff about the developement of the sniping program in SE Asia, and some col M-14 info bits: The long range war, sniping in Viet Nam----- Peter R. Senich For some cool info about what happened to all of those Garands: The M1 Garand-Post WW2--- Scott A. Duff Everything that you ever wanted to know about maintaining, repairing, or modifying a Garand or 14: The US .30 caliber gas operated service rifles By Jerry Kuhnhausen Chuck
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 7:39:24 PM EDT
Testing the Weapons of War by Timothy J. Mullins Rifles of the World Small Arms of the World by W.H.B. Smith
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 9:14:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2001 9:08:35 AM EDT by Derek45]
Small Arms of the World (12 edition out of print but excellent) The AK47 story The Black Rifle US Rifle M14 by Edward Clinton Ezell & Blake stevens. [url]http://www.collectorgrade.com/store.html[/url] Scott Duff books are good also [url]http://www.scott-duff.com/Books.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 12/22/2001 5:35:40 PM EDT
If you could find it - and afford it - Sharpe's "The Rifle in America," would top my list. Long out of print, I used to have it, and I wish I still did. John
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:06:34 AM EDT
Military Small Arms of the 20th Century BY Ivan Hoggs & John Weeks Picked this up at a Books-a-million couple months ago. very good.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 3:16:56 PM EDT
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